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HardyCHROM™ Candida, chromogenic yeast medium for C. tropicalis, krusei, and albicans; 15x100mm plate, order by the package of 10, by Hardy Diagnostics

Candida Speciation Made Easy!

HardyCHROM™ Candida is a selective medium recommended for the isolation and identification of yeasts. This medium also allows for the differentiation of C. albicans , C. tropicalis and C. krusei based on differences in colony morphology and color. This medium facilitates the detection of mixed yeast cultures.

HardyCHROM™ Candida relies on chromogenic substances to reveal specific enzymes for species identification by color. Due to the unique colors produced, no further testing is needed to identify C. albicans, C. tropicalis, and C. krusei. A trehalose test is needed to confirm C. glabrata (Cat no. Z205).

Features and Benefits:

  • C. albicans produces smooth, medium green to dark metallic green colonies.

  • C. tropicalis colonies appear medium blue to dark metallic blue with a blue halo.

  • C. glabrata produces smooth, pink colonies, often with a darker mauve center. Further testing, such as Rapid Trehalose Fermentation Broth (cat. no. Z205) is needed for confirmation.

  • C. krusei produces rough, spreading, pink colonies.

  • Helpful in spotting mixed infections.

  • Color development occurs within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Colors are bright and easy to read out.

This media is to be stored and incubated in the dark. If you have a light in your refrigerator, incubator, or you leave the media exposed to light on the bench top, Hardy Diagnostics offers free Blok-Boxes. Blok-Box is a reusable cardboard box that holds one sleeve of ten petri plates.

Please ask Customer Service if you would like a free Blok-Box sent with your order. Customer Service – (800) 266-2222

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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
G301 HardyCHROM Candida
HDx, 15x100mm plt 10/pk R
$30.51 USD PK10

Manufacturer Category Organism
Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

Media, Prepared

Candida albicans

Candida dubliniensis

Candida glabrata

Candida krusei

Candida tropicalis

Instructions for Use Video SDS

Brochures and Studies BioSafety Level


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